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Lexington High School

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4 stars

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Posted January 22, 2014

We moved to Lexington SC last year. Our Daughter started attending LHS as a freshman. The school offered an amazing amount of honors and AP classes! To say we were happy was an understatement... Great atmosphere and wonderful faculty!!! That was LAST YEAR 2012-2013 Now, one year later we are extremely frustrated with the lack of classes available. It appears that most of the Honors classes my daughter wishes to take aren't offered at LHS only at RIVER BLUFF. I HAVE A MAJOR PROBLEM WITH THIS!! The website High school website is now outdated and the food program has gone down hill to the point my child has elected to start taking her lunch for the first time in years! (Stale and leftovers art what i expect) Yet new school has multiple food options available. I see this schools overall rating dropping considerably if the district continues to SHORT CHANGE THE FUNDS $$ AND HONORS/AP CLASSES FOR LEXINGTON HIGH SCHOOL. Truly so very sad......
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2014

We just moved to the area from the Austin, Tx area. First problem that we encountered was that my daughter's credits from her former HS would not transfer and would be lost. This is because LHS semesters are structured differently than my daughter's HS in the Austin area. They were extremely unwilling to help in this situation. So much so that we were sent to another HS in the Lexington area that would accept her credits. We did just that and my daughter is now more than happy at River Bluff HS. In the four days that my daughter attended LHS did one student even look at her much less talk to her. She has been welcomed with open arms at River Bluff HS. Thank goodness that our temporary apartment made my daughter attending River Bluff HS possible. We have now bought a house in the River Bluff zoned area and are much happier because of it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2012

This school is by far the best high school that my children have attended. I moved to SC from Southern California 7 years ago and my children have been given a great opportunity to learn with the great teachers at Lexington High. The parents involvement in their childrens lives is just wonderful to see here in this great state. Children graduating from Lexington High School will definately be going places in life and contributing to making this world a better place. Thank you Lexington High School and it's teachers. You are the BEST.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2010

Great school put the bus situation is unacceptable. How could they possibly plan so poorly as to have 3 kids to a seat on buses, then STILL have kids having to ride standing up and kids on the bus for over an hour and 1/2. Quality? I think not.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2010

This is one of the best, if not the best, public school in the state at preparing students for college. The very first day that I set foot on the campus of a major, academically recognized and respected, 4 year university, I felt right at home. Lexington prepared me well, and far better than my new peers.


Posted December 27, 2009

As a graduate of Lexington High School, I can say with confidence that I feel more prepared than many of my other friends in college. Now that I'm attending the University of South Carolina, I'm especially thankful for the wonderful education and preparation I got from Lexington High.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 6, 2009

Excellent school - I've lived all over the country and this school is tops.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 3, 2009

As a grandparent visiting the Lexington schools and also as a retired teacher from Ohio, I have been very, very pleased with the programs and atmosphere.


Posted February 23, 2009

We moved here from Georgia last year and I do not like Lexington High school! It is way over rated! My son has no time for anything but homework. This weekend he had 10 pages of science! unbelievable! I really want to move back to Georgia it is more layed back and people enjoy life more!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2009

This school was absolutely amazing! It has opportunites for the students that others can't offer.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 4, 2008

It was excellent to attend until i moved...Best school ive seen
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 4, 2008

I think that while Lexington has some great qualities, and I'm glad to have attended, there is much improvement to be done. On a state level, we are wonderful, but compared to the rest of the nation, we fall way behind the curve. As an honors and AP student, I was encouraged by guidance counselors to not apply at out-of-state schools. A shift in focus from being the best in the state to being able to compete nationally would do wonders for the school, because the students are certainly capable, if given the right leadership.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 17, 2006

This is definitely a quality school if you are serious about academics. My son has taken CP classes throughout his four years and maybe a couple of honors courses, and he will be graduating this year. There is no doubt in my mind he is ready for college. He has also played baseball all four years and will be ready to play at the college level as well. Lexington not only prepares college bound children but also has a wonderful Vocational Center for those who intend to find jobs out of high school. LHS is serious about their academics/athletics from my experience and I am very satisfiled with the education and social life my son has expeerienced.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 20, 2004

Lexington High School is one of the best schools in South Carolina. The teachers and staff help each student as much as possible. The programs and activities are open to everyone interest. Our parents play a big part in our school and they help with fundraisers. This is school has little or no discipline problems. The environment is great to learn and be successful if you want to. 9 out of 10 students graduate and go to the higher level of learning.
—Submitted by a student


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 91% in 2013.

823 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

825 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
97%
Scale: % level 2, 3, or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the High School Assessment Program (HSAP) to test grade 10 students in English/Language Arts and Math. The HSAP is a high school graduation requirement. The HSAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficiency level 2.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

English/Language Arts

All Students97%
Female98%
Male96%
African-American90%
Asian96%
Hispanic88%
Multiracial89%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White98%
Subsidized meals88%
Full-pay meals99%
Disabled73%
Not disabled99%
English language learners86%
Proficient in English97%
Not migrant97%

Math

All Students95%
Female96%
Male95%
African-American78%
Asian96%
Hispanic92%
Multiracial100%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Subsidized meals82%
Full-pay meals98%
Disabled59%
Not disabled98%
English language learners89%
Proficient in English96%
Not migrant95%
Scale: % level 2, 3, or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the High School Assessment Program (HSAP) to test grade 10 students in English/Language Arts and Math. The HSAP is a high school graduation requirement. The HSAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficiency level 2.

The different student groups are identified by the South Carolina Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 86% in 2013.

521 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
94%
Applied Biology

The state average for Applied Biology was 55% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 80% in 2013.

868 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
92%
English I

The state average for English I was 77% in 2013.

514 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
81%
Mathematics for the Technologies 2

The state average for Mathematics for the Technologies 2 was 67% in 2013.

202 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%
Physical Science

The state average for Physical Science was 60% in 2011.

788 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
85%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 95% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 57% in 2013.

680 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
73%
Scale: %D, C, B, A

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the End-of-Course Examination Program (EOCEP) to test middle and high school students in Algebra I, Mathematics for the Technologies II, Biology I, English I, US History, and US History and Government. The EOCEP provides tests in high school core courses and for courses taken in middle school for high school credit. The EOCEP is a standards-based test program, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score a C or above.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 83% 53%
Black 8% 36%
Hispanic 4% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 18%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2463 Augusta Hwy
Lexington, SC 29072
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Phone: (803) 821-3400

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